Caversham Court Gardens
Explore these beautiful award winning gardens on the banks of the River Thames on this short walk in the Caversham area of Reading.
There are three lovely trails in park:
Tree Trail - the park contains many fine specimen trees, some of which are over 100 years old. These include Lime, Yew and Magnolia.
The Detective Trail - a historical walk for children.
The Griffin's Trail - a family walk taking you to the pond, vinery, courtyard, font and riverbank.
The gardens have a wide variety of plants and flowers including Wisteria, Lavender, Tulips, Nepeta and Roses.
Caversham gardens are located just north of Reading town centre, over the Caversham Bridge.
The Thames Path runs past the park so there is plenty of scope for continuing your walk along the river. For example if you head west you will soon come to the beautiful Mapledurham House with its 15th century watermill and lovely parkland.
Caversham Court Gardens Ordnance Survey Map - view and print off detailed OS map
Caversham Court Gardens Open Street Map - view and print off detailed map
Caversham Court Gardens OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking
Caversham Court Gardens Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking
Head to the on site Tea Kiosk for some refreshments after your walk. They have some delicious home made cakes and an outdoor seating area with views over the gardens and the river.
Further Information and Other Local Ideas
Just to the north of the village there's a pretty little nature reserve to visit in the shape of Clayfield Copse. The site includes woodland paths, a sculpture trail and a wildflower meadow. It's a nice place for a peaceful, easy stroll in the town.
For more walking ideas in the area see the Berkshire Walks page.